TO: Faculty and Staff
SUBJECT: COVID-19: Governor Updates Stay-Home Order
Governor Brad Little has extended last month’s executive order directing all residents to heed current State of Idaho public health directives and stay home. The Governor’s stay-home order has been extended through April 30. Exceptions to the stay-home order include essential critical infrastructure sectors and those designated as critical to protect the health and well-being of Idahoans.
All University employees, other than those below who have been designated as essential, should continue their remote work and telecommuting plans through April 30. Faculty should continue to work from home, but those who need to come to campus to deliver distance-based instruction are still authorized to do so.
Please note that the University remains open for business. However, services will continue to be provided remotely or by appointment only.
Essential employees are designated as those critical for the continued on-campus operations of Idaho State, and include:
  • Public Safety officers and staff
  • Critical Facilities Services staff (as directed by Glen Nelson, Vice President of Finance and Business Affairs, and Cheryl Hanson, Associate Vice President of Facilities Services)
  • University Health, Bengal Pharmacy, and Family Medicine clinicians and staff
  • Food services staff supporting take-out options for University Housing
  • Clinical activities conducted with our partner practice plans and hospitals
  • Research laboratories are expected to continue minimal essential personnel as needed to maintain lab function.
Employees will continue to have access to their laboratories and offices, but in some cases entry may require a key or Bengal Card.
For more information or updates, please see The University has also set up a COVID-19 hotline at (208) 282-INFO to answer any additional questions.
Idaho State